Religion is primarily an affair of gratitude.
~ L. P. Jacks
Join us for worship this Sunday as “We Give Thanks” together in a multigenerational service of story, song and sharing. Worship will be followed by our annual Harvest Feast celebration. Come this Sunday and be fed in both body and soul! Though this service is designed and intended for all ages, childcare services will be available if needed.
• Upcoming Sunday service themes can be found here.
Harvest Feast Following Service This Sunday
Come join us for our wonderful annual Harvest Feast at the Annex of the Veteran's Memorial Library next door to our church homethis Sunday. We will be sharing our annual meal of thanksgiving immediately following the service. Please bring your food to the annex before the Sunday service begins. If you cannot carry your contribution, or need someone to shuttle it to the annex from church or your car, contact Laura McBride (989.772.5512 or Lmcbride010@gmail.com) or leave it in the church kitchen for someone to bring it over.
Remember, if your food item needs to be served warm or hot, bring it to church thoroughly heated so we may put it on the chafing units to STAY warm. The annex doesn't have a stove, and our church stove is small! If you have any questions, please contact Laura. If you find yourself with some extra time and energy, please consider joining us for:
- Setting up the annex Saturday Nov. 22rd 3-6 pm
- Cleaning up annex immediately following the feast
Children’s Choir (Youthful Noise!)
Children’s Choir is performing for the Harvest Feast this Sunday. Participants should arrive at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday so that we may rehearse before service. Thank you!
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
Our friends at the UU Fellowship of Midland will hold a vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. More info on this event can be found here.
All-Congregation Mini-Retreat Planned – December 6
Our Mission Statement: Not Just a Bumper Sticker
At the end of last year, we decided that transforming ourselves and transforming our world is our mission. What does it mean to transform ourselves and our world? What does it mean to be with one another, to promise to make our world and ourselves better as a result of being in this UUFCM community?Please join us as we explore these important questions at an all-congregation mini-retreat on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The workshop will be from 9-12 followed by a soup and bread luncheon from 12-1. All members and friends are invited to add their voice to this important discussion.
Holiday Tea Planning
The annual Holiday Tea & Nosh is scheduled for Sunday, December 14th, 2014. If you have suggestions for a theme of this tradition, please let Laura McBride know by November 30th or she will pick. She is considering table decorations of switches and lumps of coals. To prevent this, share your ideas, please! Ideas include: tables decorated by various families, individuals, or friends (snowpeople, villages, Grinch, ornaments), color theme (silver, gold, red, green, blue) for each table, or faith based decorations (Hannukah, Christmas, Solstice, Kwanzaa). Share your ideas with Laura McBride, Social Fun Diva at 989.772.5512 or Lmcbride010@gmail.com.
Where is she? When is she…meaning when is the best time to contact our minister? The simple answer is anytime you have need is the best time. The more complex answer involves the reality of availability. Dawn’s set days off are currently Mondays and Thursdays (Monday is Sabbath time; Thursday is dedicated to seminary work). Fridays are reserved for sermon preparation. So except for emergencies, Dawn will not respond immediately to contacts made on Monday, Thursday and Friday. She is generally up in Mt. Pleasant at varying times on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and of course, Sunday. It is best to contact her in advance via email, Facebook, text or phone if you wish to meet with her: email@example.com, 989.763.6315 (cell #) and she can be found as Dawn Elliott Daniels on Facebook. It is always good practice to check with her in advance if you hope to catch her at the office. And if you perchance forget all of this, the schedule will be posted on the office door at the fellowship.
Intergenerational UU Camp Offered
Float On, a weeklong UU retreat in Miami, Florida will take place December 26-January 1. Workshops, outdoor adventure, youth and teen programing are offered for families and singles by the Southeastern UU Winter Institute in Miami. For complete information, please visit www.swimUU.org.
In response to our UUFCM mission statement – Fueled by love, transforming our lives and our world – we encourage you to make efforts to continue to learn about the many peoples and issues surrounding us. One way to do this is to attend some of the many events held at Central Michigan University, sponsored by their various diversity centers. Please see the links below for current flyers and/or more information.
• Native American History Month Schedule
When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
~ Elie Wiesel
The deadline for submissions to the Order of Service Insert and the UUFCM weekly e-News is
Sunday at 10:00 p.m. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
UUFCM Board of Trustees for 2014-2015
President: Laura McBride (989.772.5512; email@example.com)
President Elect: Annette Pratt (989.400.0173; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Past-President: Gisela Moffit (989.772.1602; email@example.com)
Treasurer: David Macleod (989.772.0595; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Vicki Chessin (989.463.3076; email@example.com)
Trustee: Scott Daigle (989.506.5750; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trustee: Capalene Howse (989.488.8714; email@example.com)
Trustee: Jennifer Prout (989.400.3130; firstname.lastname@example.org)